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Who Was Mary Surratt?

On July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt was hanged alongside three others convicted of playing a part in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Her story …

Slavery

Why Retirees Should Make Charitable Contributions From Their IRAs

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act should change the way many people make charitable contributions. Few people will be itemizing expenses because of the doubling of the standard deduction and reduction of deductions allowed. That means fewer charitable contributions will be deductible and the tax benefits …

Retirement

The Problem in Charleston Harbor

In a message to Congress on December 5, 1815, President James Madison recommended that that body provide “a liberal provision for the immediate …

American Civil War

Abraham Lincoln's Last Public Address

We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart. The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the principal …

American Civil War

How to Pack a Suitcase for a Month's Stay

A lot can happen in 30 days. It's enough time to visit a dozen countries or learn the ins and outs of one new city, to cross a continent or hunker down in a hotel room to write an entire novel. A month is also plenty of time to tire of living out of a suitcase, so packing that suitcase is …

Clothing

Packing List: 3 Week Vacation

My passion is travel. It’s both a vocation and an avocation. That means that I love to travel whether I’m getting paid for it or if it’s just for …

Clothing

How to Pack for 3 Weeks with Only a Carry-On Bag

posted by @WebGirlKathleen -<p>9 months ago<p><b>When I put my mind to it, I'm a champion packer!</b><p>Let me tell you a little story about a 16-year-old girl who …

Short Hair

How to Pack a Suitcase For One Two Three Week Long Trip

How To Pack a Suitcase For One, Two, Three Week Trip<p>Travel Packing Tips: One bag, one backpack is all you really need<p>I'm packing for a trip so I took …

Backpacking

Packing for Europe: How Not to Overpack for a 3-Week Trip

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11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

It can be challenging surviving in retirement on a fixed or limited income. Fortunately, there are strategies to employ now or later that can beef up …

Retirement

Philip Sheridan

Philip Henry Sheridan was once described by Abraham Lincoln as “A brown, chunky little chap, with a long body, short legs, not enough neck to hang …

American Civil War

Battle of Shiloh: Shattering Myths

The Battle of Shiloh, which took place on April 6-7, 1862, is one of the Civil War’s most momentous fights, but perhaps one of the least understood. …

American Civil War

Civil War Prisoner Exchange

Changing Rules Concerning Prisoner Exchange During the Civil War<p>During the U.S. Civil War, both sides participated in the exchange of prisoners of …

Black History

2 Free Tools That Will Help You Retire Richer

Easy-to-use, online help.<p>Next week is National Retirement Planning Week. Okay, maybe you’re not the kind of person who’ll mark this august occasion …

Retirement

The Best Financial-Planning Options for Near-Retirees

The closer you get to retirement the more likely you are to need all the help you can get.<p>To help you decide what kind of financial advice is best …

Retirement

When It's Safe to Shred Your Tax Records

Many records are no longer needed three years after filing your tax return, but you may have to keep documents involving the purchase of a house or …

Retirement

Google Flights Browser Extension Makes Price Comparisons Easy

We here at <i>TPG</i> are huge fans of Google Flights. The ability to quickly search airline prices, schedules and routing options means that we’re daily …

Loyalty

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Entertainment

Here's a Retirement Strategy That Can Promise You Won't Run Out of Money

Don't just save for retirement and hope for the best. Here's a way to keep income flowing later in life.<p>Millions of Americans are poised to enter …

Retirement

The Best Time to Book Flights, Based on 917 Million Airfares

Anyone who has ever purchased a plane ticket can tell you there’s a “right” and “wrong” time to buy.<p>Plane ticket prices fluctuate, and when you …

Travel Deals

Chamberlain’s Address for to the 20th Maine Monument at Gettysburg

Dedication Speech by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain:<p>A quarter of a century ago on this rugged crest you were doing what you deemed your duty. To-day you …

War

Confederate Pension Records

Where to Find Confederate Pension Records - State by State<p>Civil War pension records offer a rich source of details for anyone researching U.S. Civil …

War

Google's Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a browser-based game that tries to make machine learning fun and accessible

"Machine learning" and "neural network" are familiar terms to anyone who follows what Google is up to these days, but they may not be the most …

Machine Learning

Are You Taking Too Much Risk with Your Retirement Money?

In the run-up to retirement—and in retirement itself—finance experts are pretty much in agreement: Investors should be dialing back their investment mix to make sure they don’t lose their nest egg if the market takes a dive. But investors aren’t necessarily following directions.<p>Although the vast …

Retirement

Six clouds you can use to predict the weather

Get your head in the clouds.<p>Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including the movement of air, the sun’s warmth, and the formation of clouds and rain.<p>Incremental improvements in forecasts over …

Landscape Photography

William H. Seward

William Henry Seward was a young New York lawyer traveling through Rochester in 1824 when he was involved in a momentous stage-coach accident. The …

American Civil War

Ulysses S. Grant

Join t Fight<p>Donate today to preserve Civil War battlefields and the nation’s history for generations to come.<p>Related People<p>48,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The Civil …

American Civil War

It’s Time to Make Our Privacy Tools Easier to Find

<i>By Erin Egan, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, Policy</i> <i>and Ashlie Beringer, VP and Deputy General Counsel</i>Last week showed how much more work we need to do …

Privacy

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains